MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Damion Fletcher ran for two touchdowns and Southern Miss scored 21 points in the second quarter en route to a 28-7 victory over Ohio on Sunday night in the GMAC Bowl, spoiling the Bobcats' return to the postseason.
The Golden Eagles (9-5) thoroughly dominated after a scoreless first quarter for their third consecutive postseason win.
Frank Solich's Bobcats (9-5) were making their first bowl appearance since 1968, but that euphoria wore off quickly as the game turned into a mismatch
They are 0-3 in bowl games and failed to match their school record of 10 wins. It was a rough ending to a feel-good story that saw Solich, a former Nebraska coach, revive a struggling program that won only four games in his debut season.
The Golden Eagles used a series of big plays in the final 8:33 of the first half to break open a scoreless game, then had a marathon march to open the third quarter.